Are you a morning person? I am, so that first coffee and something to eat are very welcome, particularly if I'm sitting overlooking a stunning, deserted, Thai beach or a sleepy Central American town just starting to wake up. We've been sampling breakfast around the world on our travels, 50+ countries, 6 years, here are some global breakfast food highlights and … [Read more...]
Food Around the World
Food Around the World
Collected blog posts from the world of food and travel. Scroll through the options below to discover what you'll be eating on your travels.
This video highlights some of the amazing world food from Hoi An, Vietnam, but we have much, much more to share with you in the posts below.
My husband, we call him Chef, is just that, an executive chef. Food is a big focus on our travels. Some of us on the World Travel Family team eat meat, some of us prefer to be vegan, so we cover a lot of food styles on this site but our favourite is always good local food.
Curry for breakfast! Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day and Sri Lankan breakfast has been the highlight of my early morning eating experiences over the 4 years of our nomadic travel adventure. (Read more about who we are, what we're doing and why, here.). We have a post on other breakfasts around the world, but Sri Lanka wins, hands down.Large amounts of delicious, … [Read more...]
We are having a very nice time here in Antigua Guatemala, quietly living our lives for a month. the Guatemalan food culture in Antigua is very different to what we're used to on the backpacker trail in Asia. For some reason we expected everywhere to have plenty of inexpensive eating options, it's not really the case here. So lets talk a bit about food and where to eat in … [Read more...]
We like to try new foods as we travel around the world, but chocolate coated bacon? Seriously? We haven't found anything that bizarre since Marmite flavoured fudge. We found this new and exciting culinary invention at the Bird in Hand Farmers' Market deep in Amish country, Pennsylvania. It's just up the road from the unusually named town of Intercourse. We stopped at the … [Read more...]
Everybody knows that Marmite is the best tasting yeasty spread in the world ( this is where I duck and cover while the Aussies throw abuse at me!). But would you fancy Marmite flavour fudge?We've tried Marmite flavour chocolate before, you can find that fairly easily in the UK. It's nice, but more as something to try than to eat regularly. Even for me, a total Marmite … [Read more...]
What is a hopper? I'd read about them in the Sri Lankan food section of the Lonely Planet, but until our latest month in Sri Lanka I'd never seen or tried one. That was because my first trips to Sri Lanka were as a much richer tourist staying in fancy hotels often eating at the more expensive beach restaurants.To get hoppers you needed to go to the local eateries, the roti … [Read more...]
What is Thai food? Most of us know these days. Many have eaten Thai food in a restaurant at least once, so maybe a guide to Thai food for beginners is a little redundant. All the same, Chef and I thought we'd put together a beginner's guide to Thai food to help you out if Travel in Thailand is new to you. Maybe you're taking kids to Thailand ( great plan!) and wondering … [Read more...]
Laos Food, What You Will Find Food in Laos is incredibly diverse, you will be able to find a dish from just about any culinary tradition in the world. If you're looking for authentic Laos food, you may have a harder time. This fantastic little country doesn't have such a unique, strong, culinary tradition as its neighbours, Thailand, Vietnam and China. If you look and search … [Read more...]
There are many and varied places to eat out in Batu Ferringhi, from Mc Donalds to The Hard Rock Hotel and everything in between. You'll also find numerous region specific speciality restaurants including Thai and Lebanese. It's a lovely spot and well worth a stay. We spent 10 days in Batu Ferringhi on a fairly tight budget and what we really wanted was local style food, be that … [Read more...]
I love India and I love Indian food, South Indian in particular, it's light, fresh and usually vegetarian. I'm in food heaven here in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, finding foods that I haven't tasted in the last 12 years, since our last round the world trip.The street right next to ours, here at Back Home Hostel, is famous for all things South Indian, food in particular. You can … [Read more...]